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Freak Of Nature DIPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

463 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%
Wants: 140
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Freak of Nature is our San Francisco inspired hoppy monster. At 8% abv and who knows how many ibu’s, this beer is our shrine to the Hop. Absurd amounts of the big West Coast hops gives this beer its citrusy, weedy nose and big, dank flavor. We dry hop with 48lbs per batch, which is over 3lbs of hops per barrel. In keeping with the classic style of the West Coast double, sugar plays a large part in creating this dry and minimally bitter double IPA. The Freak is particularly pintable for the style, so if you dare to enter, we welcome you to the Freak Show.

(Beer added by: brewdude1982 on 02-16-2013)
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Photo of barczar
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

Resiny, piney, grapefruit pith, with a fairly bitter finish. The bready malt backbone stands up well. Onion is a bit strong for my palate, but I think they have the bittering hops and malt balance nailed.

barczar, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of mst934
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

After bringing a 32oz bottle back to the house, I noticed it was cloudy. Also, a bit rainy. I sat down, cracked open the bottle and filled up a glass. I let the beer sit for a minute or two. After the first sip, a stiff North West wind was felt. Another sip, and I noticed the clouds began to break and the rain stopped.

All is right now. I give credit to this beer. Well done Wicked Weed. A DIPA that goes down like a Session IPA. But you know, with some balls.

mst934, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of charlzm
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at brewery December 26th, 2013.

Beer is a very clear light yellow with a white one-finger head. Plenty of sheeting.

Aroma is piney and citric.

Flavor starts with bashful pale malt, then kicks in with a tsunami of piney and peppery hop flavors. A black hole of bitterness on the finish; not overdone, but goes on forever.

Slight carbonation bite. Some alcohol warmth in mouth. Otherwise, correct for style.

Serious West Coast style, done properly.

charlzm, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

5 oz pour into a tasting glass on tap at the Wicked Weed taproom.

L – Medium amber color with a 1-finger creamy, cream-colored head. Nice retention and some patches of lacing. Clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Tons of hops with grapefruit, orange, and mango notes. There may be some bready malt here, too, but this is loaded with hops.

T – Just like the aroma, the taste is filled with bitter grapefruit, orange, and mango hops. That bready, caramel malt shows up for a second at the beginning and is quickly overshadowed by the bitter blast of hops. Really tasty.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit and mango hop bitterness lingers and pairs well with the mild throat-warmth from the alcohol.

O – This is a really tasty DIPA. It is loaded with hops that shine through in the aroma and the taste, and the mouthfeel is great. For a beer this big with an ABV like 8%, it is crazy drinkable, too. Really nice beer from Wicked Weed.

BlackBelt5112203, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

zestar, Sunday at 08:19 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

canawler, Sunday at 03:46 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -13.4%

hopkrid, Sunday at 03:23 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

IPAFrEaK888, Sunday at 02:31 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Artmcd88, Saturday at 07:28 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Justdoit1234, Saturday at 04:54 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Bradaplast, Friday at 11:35 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

raeman70, Friday at 12:56 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

legend8706, Thursday at 11:46 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

zac16125, Wednesday at 11:58 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

fthegiants, Oct 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -12.5%

Omnium, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

mlhyatt, Oct 13, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -19.8%

dctriman, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Rhettroactive, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i liked this beer quite a bit, but think its absurd to consider it among the best big india pales in the world. wicked weeds contribution for me is their funky stuff, this is just an over hopped beer that seems less refined than their other stuff. maybe its hype for the brewery or something, but for this to be rated so highly is a bit ridiculous in my opinion. the beer really is excellent, light but balancing malt base, aggressive pine family hops, with a clean finish and only moderate bitterness. its excellent actually, super fresh and feels great on the palate too, lighter than many, not having that oily honey texture some get, and not getting heavy with the vegetal aspect of the hops. but i dont think its unique or nuanced enough to be measured against the likes of the best in the world. certainly not a top 250 beer for me, although it is great, its not that great.

StonedTrippin, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

jpd7374, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Brdlist, Oct 08, 2014
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Freak Of Nature DIPA from Wicked Weed Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.